Episodes

M&A

(TWTR SPC) Stonks & Startups With @nmasc_ @Katie_Roof and @ChristineMHall

Jan. 29, 2022

The great Katie Roof, Natasha Mascarenhas and Christine Hall come on to talk more about the craziness in the stock market and what it might mean for tech startups. Then Chris and I debate The Great Debate surrounding Web3. S…

AI

Fri. 01/28 – Making GPT-3 Less Gross

Jan. 28, 2022

Ho hum. Apple reports its most revenue and profit in history. You’ll soon be able to unlock your iPhone while masked, even without the Apple Watch. The White House is readying a huge executive order on Crypto. The new versio…

Apple

Thu. 01/27 – Apple To Block Block (Née Square)?

Jan. 27, 2022

Apple is coming for Block’s Square dongle with a new ability to accept payments just using your iPhone. The dilemma that is the Spotify/Neil Young situation. OpenAI is an interesting raise. Fireblocks is an interesting raise…

Crypto Meta

Wed. 01/26 – Diem Dead?

Jan. 26, 2022

Is Mark Zuckerberg abandoning his crypto dreams and looking to sell off Diem? The IMF is subtly suggesting El Salvador abandon bitcoin. Microsoft is gonna play nice with Activision exclusives. For now. Mark your calendars fo…

M&A

Tue. 01/25 – Is The Nvidia/Arm Deal Off?

Jan. 25, 2022

That already fraught tie-up between Nvidia and Arm increasingly looks like it’s running out of time. Google kills its cookie-killer. Twitter is developing a close friends feature. Meta’s new Machine Learning supercomputer. A…

Metaverse

Mon. 01/24 – Do We Even Have The Infrastructure To Make The Metaverse Happen?

Jan. 24, 2022

States sue Google for data shenanigans. Europe passes a landmark ad targeting and data law. Apple’s 2022 lineup according to Mark Gurman. A look at the state of the crypto crash, and to what degree it is affecting NFTs. And …

Venture Capital

(TWTR SPC) The State Of VC And Startups In 2022

Jan. 22, 2022

Weirdly, this turned into a sort of education on VC and startup investing episode?

Crypto NFTs

Fri. 01/21 – Intel Bringing Silicon Back (To Ohio)

Jan. 21, 2022

The trend of re-onshoring silicon production domestically and Intel’s turnaround plans collide in a way that is very good for Ohio. Twitter will let you NFT-up your profile picture. Google’s doing the AR headset thing too. T…

Crypto NFTs Meta

Thu. 01/20 – Meta Wants To Bring NFTs To Your Insta Profile

Jan. 20, 2022

Meta is working on NFTs for Instagram and Facebook while Google is starting a blockchain team. Instagram Subscriptions launches. Google Play Games launches on Windows. Amazon launches its first physical fashion store. And wh…

Regulation

Wed. 01/19 – The 5G Flight Issue Comes To A Head

Jan. 19, 2022

Today is the big day for the showdown between 5G and the airlines. Nobody’s blinked yet, but both sides have sort of blinked. An interesting raise in the NFT space. And I’ve heard of autonomous road cars, but autonomous rail…

M&A Microsoft

Tue. 01/18 – Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard In The Biggest Gaming Deal Of All Time

Jan. 18, 2022

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard in the biggest gaming acquisition of all time. Partially this is a metaverse play, but meanwhile, Meta is quietly locking down all the metaverse patents. Crypto.com halts withdrawals o…

(TWTR SPC) The Tools Episode!

Jan. 15, 2022

... and I'm not just talking about the hosts! Myself, Chris, and about a dozen listeners kick around the latest apps, tools, platforms and other things we use to GTD.

Security Regulation

Fri. 01/14 – Russia Cracks Down On REvil?

Jan. 14, 2022

Russia has cracked down on REvil? Question-mark? Investing in crypto is so hot, FTX has launched its own monster venture fund. Why has the Android 12 rollout been such a disaster so far? How long is the Cybertruck going to b…

Crypto NFTs

Thu. 01/13 – China To Do NFT’s, Minus The Blockchain

Jan. 13, 2022

Apple indeed is removing Wordle clones, but PUBG sues them for NOT removing what they allege are clones of their game. Does Google Analytics run afoul of GDPR? China is going to do NFTs, NOT on the blockchain. And will the n…

Wed. 01/12 – About Those Apps Cloning Wordle…

Jan. 12, 2022

The FTC gets a second shot at Meta, after a judge okays their lawsuit edit. Samsung ghost on its own event. The state of the mobile app economy. Is cloning Wordle to release an app ok or not? And the new app at the top of th…

Venture Capital

Tue. 01/11 – YC Ups The Ante

Jan. 11, 2022

Moxie Marlinspike is stepping down as CEO of Signal, and Brian Acton is stepping up. For now. Y Combinator is getting more generous with the investment it makes in its cohort companies. Carriers aren’t pleased with Apple’s i…

M&A

Mon. 01/10 – Take-Two Acquires Zynga

Jan. 10, 2022

Take-Two takes out Zynga for $12.7 billion dollars. The SEC wants private unicorn companies to report more financial details. The open source developer who borked a bunch of projects to protest working for the man, I guess. …

Ride Home Fund

(Portfolio Profile) Sensel - With @IlyaRosenberg

Jan. 8, 2022

Our first ever Portfolio Profile, of the first investment the Ride Home Fund ever made! Sensel! As you’ll hear, touch technology as a key layer in computing interface and interaction is about to undergo a major generational …

Google

Fri. 01/07 – Google Infringed On Sonos

Jan. 7, 2022

Sonos beats Google in trade court. E3 is going remote again this year. Mozilla is the latest company to suffer crypto backlash. Are foldable laptops the future? And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions, this week wit…

Google

Thu. 01/06 – Google Brings “It Just Works” To Everything

Jan. 6, 2022

Google’s big announce at CES is better syncing and interoperability with everything. Instagram is launching their feed experiment. IBM might be looking to dump Watson. Ethereum has the most developers in crypto. And you know…

Metaverse

Wed. 01/05 – Sony’s VR Version 2 Deets

Jan. 5, 2022

Let’s stand in front of the firehose of CES news. Sony details its new VR headset for PlayStations. Chip news from Intel, from Nvidia, from AMD, from Microsoft and Qualcomm. Two really big interesting raises, and a new auton…

Apple

Tue. 01/04 – Apple Becomes The First $3 Trillion Dollar Company

Jan. 4, 2022

Apple becomes the world’s first $3 Trillion dollar company. Samsung unveils its latest budget flagship smartphone. AT&T and Verizon delay their controversial 5G rollout while Verizon and T-Mobile end their controversial Appl…

Crypto NFTs

Mon. 01/03 – NFTs On Smart TVs?

Jan. 3, 2022

CES kicks off with some major Samsung TV announcements, as per usual. Are we about to get the biggest MacBook Air redesign in history? Did Oculus (and VR generally) have a big holiday season? And does OpenSea helping folks g…

Security

Wed. 12/29 – Has Your LastPass Password Been Compromised?

Dec. 29, 2021

Might want to doublecheck if your LastPass master password is safe. Apple has issued stock to try to retain a bunch of their key talent. Google is dangling investments in front of startups to try to win their cloud business.…